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ICYMI: Flyers trade key player from Simmonds trade

Yikes… not the best return for a 30+ goal scorer.

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In case you missed it, the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars have hooked up on a deal with forwards Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Hartman changing locales.

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Interestingly enough, it was was Hartman along with a 4th round pick that the Flyers acquired from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Flyers fan favorite Wayne Simmonds. In effect, this makes the return for Simmonds a 27 year old fringe NHL/AHL player and a 4th round pick. 

Pitlick, a former 2nd round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft put up eight goals and 12 points in 47 games for the Stars last year and put up a career high 14 goals and 27 points in 80 games in 2017-18.

As for Hartman, the former 1st round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has bounced around the past while and will suit up for his third team in just two years. His one year, $875,000 contract expires on June 30th, but he’s still under team control as a restricted free agent. He managed just 12 goals and 26 points in 83 games split between the Predators and Flyers last season.

Read below for the full details of this deal, courtesy of the Stars’ official website:

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired right wing Ryan Hartman via trade with Philadelphia in exchange for center Tyler Pitlick .
Hartman, 24, recorded 26 points (12-14=26) in 83 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season with Nashville and Philadelphia. Beginning the season with Nashville, the winger registered 20 points (10-10=20) in 64 games before being acquired by Philadelphia mid-way through the season, where he added six points (2-4=6) in 19 contests. Hartman also logged a career-high 13:07 of average ice time per game last season.
Hartman has registered 89 points (42-47=89) in 245 career regular-season games over five seasons with Chicago, Nashville and Philadelphia. He has made two appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording three points (2-1=3) in 13 career postseason games with Chicago and Nashville.
The 6-foot-0, 181-pound native of Hilton Head Island, S. C. was originally selected by Chicago in the first round (30th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Pitlick, 27, posted 12 points (8-4=12) in 47 regular-season contests with Dallas in 2018-19. He also made his first career trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, skating in six postseason contests. Pitlick has registered 53 points (33-20=53) in 185 career regular-season contests over five seasons with Edmonton and Dallas.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Minneapolis, Minn., was originally selected by Edmonton in the second round (31st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.